Being blessed with a larger bust isn't a problem. In fact, it can be brilliant. That is, however, until you go shopping. As someone with a D cup (so the smaller end of the fuller-chest spectrum), trying to find tops, dresses and coats that fit around my upper half can be a bit of a nightmare, especially as I'm also a size 10.
However, it's worth noting that there are many brands out there that cater to women with D+. Plenty of high-street brands now stock plus-sizee lines, not to mention some specifically bigger-bust lingerie brands that recognise everyone is a different body shape. And if you're not plus-size but still need some extra breathing space in the chest region? There are a few brands that I'd recommend shopping from that give you a flattering shape and enough room so you don't have any embarrassing bra-flashing situations. Keep scrolling to see (and shop) the best brands for girls with large busts.
ASOS has really nailed it when it comes to catering to its bigger bust customers. ASOS Curve offers such a gorgeous and on-trend range of pieces, but the online superstore also has its range of swimwear that caters to D cups and up, aptly titled ASOS Fuller Bust. Bravo.
The star-print trend is still going strong.
So flattering in all the right places.
Wolf & Whistles
Clothing brand Wolf & Whistles recognises that women come in all shapes and sizes, so the team there worked with ASOS on a special lingerie and swim line that goes up to a G cup. As you can see, not only is it ridiculously pretty, but you could also wear the bras over white tees and the swimwear as a bodysuit under jeans if you so wished.
Gorgeous bras for the fuller chest.
We could totally wear this with a pair of palazzo pants or jeans on a night out.
Another brand that has set out to do stylish plus-size wear is River Island. Head here for looser-fitting jackets and formfitting long-sleeve tees for a chic silhouette.
Snap this up before NYE for a festive outfit.
Simple tops made easy.
Violeta by Mango
Mango has a plus-size section? Why yes, it does. Violeta is similar to the regular line: Cool, on-trend pieces that loads of Instagram influencers are obsessed with. Pro shopping tip: The tops and blouses are where the fit is best.
Such a gorgeous colour.
A workwear win.
For those on a budget, H&M+ caters to plus sizes, and we suggest opting for the brand's knitwear and dresses especially if you have a larger chest.
What is it about this colour that makes everything look more expensive?
Dorothy Perkins Curve
After a jumpsuit that fits around your upper half? Try Dorothy Perkins's Curve line. The high-street brand's dresses are also great.
Grab a belt to cinch the waist further.
Pair with bold accessories for a winter wedding outfit.
Although Warehouse doesn't cater specifically to plus sizes, it does have an incredible range of flattering dresses that will work for every event (weddings, work, brunch, you name it). The best for a bigger bust are the wrap dresses and more formfitting frocks.
A bit of cleavage isn't a problem.
Ideal as you can still wear a supportive bra underneath thanks to the straps.
Silk shirts can be a real struggle for those with a D cup and up. The good news is that blouses right now are worn oversized with the sleeves rolled up (think Victoria Beckham's signature way of wearing a white shirt). Buy a classic Equipment shirt in a size bigger than normal, keep the front unbuttoned and tuck into a pair of black trousers. PS: Equipment also does great oversized cashmere jumpers.
Minimal chic can still happen when you have a bigger bust.
A piece you'll never regret buying.
For those who are petite, COS isn't necessarily the best place to go shopping as some pieces can swamp your size. However, coats from the shop are brilliant for fitting round a bigger bust. Just remember to go for a belted version if you want to define your waist.
And this is in the sale. Hurrah!
Next up: 41 of the best ankle boots to shop for winter (yes, it's still cold).
Opening Image: Courtesy Mango